Studio Elana Schlenker

My Library Is… booklet

This booklet highlights submissions to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which recognizes public libraries around the city. Five grants of $10,000 were awarded by a distinguished panel of judges: author R.L. Stine; Kurt Andersen, author and host of WNYC’s Studio 360; Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and former president of the American Library Association; Fatima Shama, NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs; and Don Weisberg, President of the Penguin Young Readers Group. I was tasked with creating a publication that would underscore the impact of NYC’s libraries and advocate for increased financial support from city officials. I worked closely with the Revson Foundation to develop a compelling framework for these moving testimonials and worked with Ross Mantle to document the people who provided them.

Photographs by Ross Mantle

Printed and bound by SRP Graphics


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